Meaning Matters

Write with exactness; write exactly what you mean to convey. As I’ve noted before, the rules of communication are more lax when you’re speaking. But your reader only has the words on the screen. There are no other signals to give added context. With that in mind, drive out all ambiguity from your writing. THINK … Continue reading

Writing Is Not Speaking

When you have a verbal conversation, context and body language fill in the gaps created by the more lax style of communication. Not so in writing. Clarity is muddied when the contractions and omissions of speech are translated to the page. TOO INFORMAL FOR MY LIKING: Baker Frank Goldberg’s making croissants that have the whole … Continue reading